While we're all staying Safer at Home to combat the spread of COVID-19, Milwaukee Film has created a new way to keep you connected with the power of film.

Our new Sofa Cinema platform connects you with the same high-quality independent films you'd enjoy at the Oriental Theatre. And just like the screenings at the theater, a portion of the profits from your streaming rental go directly to Milwaukee Film.

We'll add new titles into the mix every Friday, so keep an eye out for more releases. Even if we're not together in person, Sofa Cinema lets us be together in film.

Prices are set by distributors and may vary. More details are in the FAQ below.





What is Sofa Cinema?

Milwaukee Film is partnering with film distributors to offer new theatrical releases to our audiences in a virtual cinema setting, with proceeds from each "ticket" purchased going to support our nonprofit! The Sofa Cinema portal collects these films in one easy place for our film fans to enjoy.

Why are the prices/formats all different?

Pricing and platforms are all set by the distributors, not by Milwaukee Film.

Do MKE Film Member discounts apply to Sofa Cinema?

Prices are set by the distributors, so we are not able to offer a Member discount on these titles. However, we are hard at work to connect Milwaukee Film Members with exclusive content, offers, and deals while the Oriental Theatre is closed.

I'm having trouble streaming a particular title. Can you help?

Beyond the standard "Have you tried turning it on and off again?", we can't be of much service, since all these films are offered outside of the Milwaukee Film website. However, please feel free to use the contacts below for any assistance or troubleshooting:

Trouble with Extra Ordinary?

Trouble with Mossville: When Great Trees Fall?

Trouble with Earth?

Trouble with The Whistlers?

Trouble with Give Me Liberty?

Trouble with Bacurau?

Trouble with Saint Frances?

Trouble with Once Were Brothers?

Trouble with Fantastic Fungi?


Can I watch my movie on (insert streaming device here)?

With most of these platforms, you should be able to watch on the glowing screen of your choosing! Check out all the compatible platforms for our current titles:

Music Box Direct (Give Me Liberty)

Kino Marquee (Bacurau)

VHX.TV (Saint Frances)

Vimeo (Fantastic Fungi)

Magnolia (Once Were Brothers

Thank you for supporting Milwaukee Film!